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Ferry Travel Time

indiana
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Ferry Travel Time

Can anyone tell me how long it takes the ferry to travel from Virgin Gorda to St Thomas? Trying to get a time frame for flights. Thank you

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1. Re: Ferry Travel Time

About 1 hour & 45 minutes - be sure to allow time to clear customs upon arrival in St. Thomas before you'll be able to proceed to the airport.

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2. Re: Ferry Travel Time

You have to physically get off the ferry in Tortola. Pay your $5 departure tax there & go thru customs (much smaller operation then the airports obviously) But you still have to remove your belt, shoes, crap from your pockets etc. Carry on, purse etc. go thru the scanner. So depending on how full the ferry is & if anyone has an issue?

Then everyone back on the ferry. It actually sounds longer then what it takes, but factor in some time (30 min tops) & you should be good.

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Boston
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3. Re: Ferry Travel Time

There is a direct ferry a couple of days a week with no stop in Tortola,. I think it is Tues. Thurs & Sat.

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4. Re: Ferry Travel Time

With our experience, this was a direct ferry on a Thursday.

It's what our 2:40 pm Speedy ferry did anyway?

Our 5 pm Speedy ferry from STT to VG on a Thursday was direct (no stops) to VG.

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5. Re: Ferry Travel Time

Go for the non stop ferry..

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6. Re: Ferry Travel Time

Question, Isn't it mandatory to stop in Tortola when leaving VG to pay the tax? I thought the only non stop ferries were for arrivals only. Please clarify. Thanks!

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7. Re: Ferry Travel Time

www.bestofbvi.com/info/info_bviferry.htm

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